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Valletta to Gran Canaria Flights
Malta International Airport
When departing the capital city of Valetta, flights leave from Malta International Airport. Located five miles from the city centre, this airport began as an RAF flying station. Malta International Airport serves over twenty airlines, and ebookers can help you find a great price on flights from Valetta to your destination.
Parking at Malta International Airport
Since 2009, parking has been expanded significantly at Malta International Airport. Short-term parking is available, with the first ten minutes free of charge and reasonable rates of €5 or less for stays under twelve hours. Long-term parking is €7 for the first day and €5 for each additional day. Malta International Airport also offers free motorcycle parking.
Transportation to Malta International Airport
Malta International Airport offers shuttle service to the airport from Malta and Gozo through Malta Transfer. This shuttle service can be booked online, with pickup at local hotels and ferry terminals. Bus service provided by Arriva Malta offers four express routes to and from the airport from destinations throughout the archipelago. Taxi service is available, and most have fixed rates for airport services. If you prefer being picked up, private hire cabs are also available for transportation to the airport.
Restaurant Options at Malta International Airport
Once you arrive at Malta International Airport, you'll have a variety of choices for dining and pre-flight drinks. For travellers on the go, there are popular fast-food restaurants, such as Burger King, McDonald’s, and KFC. Hard Rock Bar awaits you with spirits, or you can enjoy a full meal at Sportsfans Diner. Airport services are also available at Corintha Cafeteria, where choices range from coffee to salads to home-made cakes. Grab a delicious pastry as you wait to board your flight. Remember to book your flight from Valleta with ebookers to get a great deal on your next flight.
Gran Canaria Island Airport
If you're planning a trip to a popular sunny destination like Gran Canaria Island, you can trim down your expenses by making your reservations with a booking service such as ebookers. Arriving at the Gran Canaria Airport will put you on the east coast, about twelve miles from the island's capital. Gran Canaria Airport handles up to ten million visitors each year and serves as an operative base for Ryan Air. The airport also hosts dozens of international airlines, including Air Berlin, Iberia, and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Transportation from Gran Canaria Island Airport
Travellers leaving the airport can get to the city via several bus routes. The bus stop is located at the departure terminal. Visitors can either buy tickets from the ticket machine or on the bus itself. Bus numbers 60 and 91 link the airport directly to the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Metered taxis are also available for visitors, with fares costing from €8 to €15 depending on the destination. Visitors who prefer to travel independently can rent a car from dozens of rental services located around the airport.
Weather in Gran Canaria Island
The island's position in the Atlantic exposes it to an interesting mix of microclimates in different regions. During the winter, snowfall occurs at the island's highest peaks. The city, however, experiences spring-like conditions for most of the year, with average temperatures ranging from 26oC to 28oC in the summer and 22oC to 24oC in winter.
Things to do in Gran Canaria Island
Visitors will find a huge variety of things to do and places to visit. They can visit the popular Las Canteras beach or stop by the Pamitos Park, home to the island's zoo. Other popular places worth visiting in Gran Canaria Island include Casa de Colon and the ancient settlement of Barranco de Guayadeque.